Thursday, December 29, 2011


Thursday, December 29 – Just a short blog to tell all our family and friends that Marsha arrived at Bush Airport 20 minutes early…WHAT…EARLY? Her plane touched down at 12:10 a.m. this morning. We gathered her luggage, drove home and talked for a short time. She was all wound up, but Paul was ready to hit the sack.  Paul said…we can talk all you want tomorrow. Marsha…that will never happen!

A bit about Marsha's doctor appointment on Tuesday. The doctor was on vacation so she saw the nurse practitioner. Marsha said she was very nice. The NP looked at the stiches but told Marsha they all must dissolve on their own. She did help a couple along by cutting the knots off of them. Marsha expressed that she was very happy with her left eye and how much more open it is. What a difference it has made in her sight, but she was concerned about all the swelling in the right one. The NP assured Marsha that it may take up to THREE MONTHS before all the swelling is gone. The NP's only concern was the amount of swelling still below both eyes. She said the amount Marsha had was more than normal. She would discuss it with the doctor when he called in the morning. She explained that doctor would do one of three things…
1. Do nothing…but that was unlikely to happen.
2. Prescribe a diuretic…Marsha explained that she can never take those because she was only born with one kidney.
3. Prescribe a Medrol Pak…Marsha explained that she can only take a short term dosage…again due to her kidney.

The doctor did prescribe the Medrol Pak. She began them today. She should see results by tomorrow afternoon. She…of course…can not wait.

Her only restrictions for the next four weeks are no strenuous exercise, running or other activity. She can work out at a low-key level…no sit-ups, crunches are any head up and down activities. She is not to use any lotion or creams around her eyes. She said she can live with these.

Thursday evening picture.

We are off tomorrow morning for Mission, TX, our home base for the next two months. We spent last winter here and really enjoyed all the friends we made. We are looking forward to the warm weather, all the super activities, and seeing our friends again.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. You're looking good, Marsha! Start heading south now where it's warm and we'll plan on getting together again this summer! We'll miss you in Quartzsite this year!!!

  2. Welcome home, Marsha! WHAT...Paul couldn't indulge your desire to talk in the wee hours?!? Must be a man thing...Paul would be asleep before I brushed my teeth! LOL
    Safe travels to your winter nest. Wishing you good weather and good times!

  3. Glad your back safe and sound at the home front...Hope the treatment of the Medrol Paks work miracles for you..but I think your looking great :)

  4. It was good hear that Marsha got back and that her eyes were doing good.Have fun in Mission. We are off to Congress, AZ

  5. Lookin good! Enjoy your next two months.

  6. Glad to hear you're back home safe and sound. I hope those meds do the trick but your eyes looked pretty good to me!

  7. Glad to hear you're back home safe and sound. I hope those meds do the trick but your eyes looked pretty good to me!

  8. Seems every thing is getting under control and life is smoothing out again.

  9. Good to see you home again! Your eyes look great! I hope the remaining stitches dissolve soon; I know how the itching must be driving you crazy. Are you still doing the frozen peas treatment?

  10. We hope the new year brings you good health-Happy New Year!


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